Swanage Carnival is recognised as one of the UK’s largest charity events, bringing an estimated quarter of a million visitors through Dorset to the beautiful Isle of Purbeck.

The large volume of visitors and locals supporting our events provides the perfect opportunity to promote and advertise your business by sponsoring an event or making a donation towards running costs.

Carnival is huge, and so are the bills!  Our event is self funded and costs more than £195,000 to put on. Our team of volunteers take on the mammoth task of organising the event, but each year we must raise vital funds beforehand to ensure we can continue for another year.

We are always looking for sponsors to support our events and we will work with you to provide a sponsorship package that best suits your needs.

All our packages can also include advertising in the dazzling full colour 64 page souvenir Swanage Carnival Programme. The Programme publicises every event, offering sponsors and advertisers a perfect marketing platform, while its exciting style, quality and format attracts sales to both visitors and locals, providing not only an essential guide to ‘what’s on and where’, but an appealing and lasting memory of the Swanage Carnival.

High quality advertising, a long shelf life through July and August together with a massive readership throughout the year ensure low cost/high value returns for sponsors while supporting Swanage Carnival itself!

Our sponsorship packages

Bronze Package

  • Named as an event sponsor

  • Eighth page advert in our programme

  • Web links from our web site to yours


Silver Package

  • Event sponsor for the main daily event

  • Quarter page advert in our programme

  • Opportunity for banner advertising at the showground

  • Mentions on our website and social media sites


Gold Package

  • Headline event sponsor

  • Inclusion in promotional advertising

  • Invitation to hospitality reception during carnival week

  • Free trader pitch on the showground

  • Half page advertisement in the carnival programme

  • Opportunity for showground advertising in prime locations

  • Your logo on the home page of the carnival website



If you would like to find our more about becoming a sponsor of Swanage Carnival please complete our enquiry form and we will be in  touch.

We only use your name and email address to contact you back from your enquiry. Your details may be shared with the relevant volunteer or organisation that would best help with your enquiry.

Swanage Carnival

Swanage Regatta and Carnival is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No.4933189. Registered Office: Herston Cross House, 230 High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2PQ